A-Levels for PR?

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    Hey. I'm in year 11 currently doing my GCSEs, but I'm beginning to think of my A-Levels. I really want to go into PR (Public Relations). What A-Levels would be best for this?

    (Original post by Ioaaaan)
    Hey. I'm in year 11 currently doing my GCSEs, but I'm beginning to think of my A-Levels. I really want to go into PR (Public Relations). What A-Levels would be best for this?
    English and politics are the two that spring to mind. Media might be a useful third option if it's available but it depends on what sort of degree course you're looking to go into as some universities can be a bit snooty about media A levels - if you can't study it at A level then making sure to do all you can to find out and get experience in press and media would be well worthwhile. Good PR people know a lot about what life is like on the other side of the fence (journalism).

    Most PR people I know did a Marketing BA/BSc degree - so a business studies A level can also be worthwhile in giving you an idea of what you'd be studying but again it isn't the only route. You could chose more traditional A levels (english, history and economics for example) and then a very traditional english or history degree while at the same time getting as much experience as possible.

    There are a handful of degrees that are recognised by the industry body: https://www.cipr.co.uk/content/train...ty-course-list so looking into those in more detail and what they're looking for from applicants might help if you want to specialise early. If not then as I say a standard Marketing degree or a very traditional English or History degree combined with work experience will often be fine to get into the industry.
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